Kaltura, provider of video technology platforms, announced a Universal DRM (Digital Rights Management) solution, adding support for DASH and the Common Encryption (CENC) standard, which enables media companies, content rights owners, and OTT providers to stream premium content without needing to worry about which browser, device, or platform is being used. The solution also aims to reduce storage costs and integration fees. With Google and others moving to deprecate or disable existing content protection systems, and Google choosing to disable NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) support in the Chrome browser in April 2015, Kaltura's Modular DRM allows video service providers to transition without disrupting service.
Kaltura has partnered with the DRM solution provider Castlabs to integrate multi-DRM capabilities that enable two-way Universal DRM. The new solution lets video service providers migrate to DASH and the Common Encryption standard. The unified solution allows customers to continue to use legacy streaming solutions, such as Smooth Streaming, while enabling clients to migrate to DASH CENC at their own pace.